In what HIMSS Analytics is calling the “most extensive analysis to date” of the clinical effectiveness of electronic health records, the organization has released the results of a new study which finds significant improvement in hospital performance and mortality rates among those with advanced EHR capabilities.

“The value of EHRs has long been discussed in trade and consumer news, but until now evaluations have lacked comprehensive clinical data,” claims HIMSS Analytics in a written statement. The goal of the study was to scientifically measure the clinical benefits of EHR adoption.

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